Research Technician III

Tucson, AZ
Sep 30, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Research Technician III Posting Numberreq2639 DepartmentAsthma/Airway Disease Rsch Ctr Department Website Linkairways.uahs.arizona.eduLocationUAHS - Tucson AddressUniversity of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA Position HighlightsThe Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center (A2DRC) seeks an outstanding candidate for a Research Technician position. The ideal candidate will lead the Principal Investigator’s main projects and will supervise the lab technicians. Assist in animal and human experiments focused on lung emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Additionally, the successful candidate will need to keep accurate and concurrent records of specific experiments performed and ordering supplies and reagents. It is essential that the candidate be flexible with work hours within the 40-hour work week and be able to be on an on-call status periodically.The A2DRC is led by Fernando D. Martinez, MD. Since the 1970’s the A2DRC has conducted interdisciplinary research and translational medicine that integrates clinical medicine with epidemiology, immunology, genetics, epigenetics, pharmacology and cutting-edge technology in order to understand and treat airway disease. The center’s mission is to improve our understanding of the risk factors, natural history, biology and treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

As a cost-saving measure related to the impact of COVID-19, Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs have been approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. All new hires subject to the programs will be notified in accordance with adopted Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs guidelines and will be required to comply with all measures. To learn more about the programs and whether this position is affected, please visit & Responsibilities
  • In vivo and in vitro experiments using murine and human samples.
  • Accept and process human lung specimens at different times during the day.
  • Maintains laboratory records of experiments performed & interprets/analyzes data.
  • Assist with patients' consents and data collection.
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required. Associates' Degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience required. Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required in addition to education requirement.
Preferred Qualifications* Excellent oral and written communication skills.* Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.* Ability to use computers, enter data and perform calculations accurately.* Ability to work independently and to function as part of a team.* Ability to supervise and lead a team and to report to the PI.* Ability to work with live mice.* Proficient with DNA/RNA work, genomics/genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and flow cytometry.* Have at least 5 years of relevant biomedical research laboratory experience. FLSANon-Exempt Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week40 Job FTE1.0Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryResearchBenefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits Rate of Pay$19.96Compensation Typehourly rate Grade4 Career Stream and LevelOC3Job FamilyResearch & Lab Job FunctionResearch Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) Number of Vacancies1 Target Hire Date10/18/2020 Expected End Date Contact Information for CandidatesDr. Francesca Polverino

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Open Date9/29/2020Open Until FilledYesDocuments Needed to ApplyResume and Cover LetterSpecial Instructions to Applicant Diversity StatementAt the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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